2015 Alaska 4-H Cultural Exchange Manga Art Contest
Who can enter:
Alaskan youth ages 12-18 as of the submission deadline. The contest is void elsewhere and where prohibited or restricted by law. Entrants may be individuals or groups who meet the eligibility requirements, but there is only one prize per winning entry. By entering the contest, you agree to be bound by the contest rules and represent that you and your entry or entries meet the eligibility requirements and that you are the sole owner of the legal rights to your art.
What we’re looking for:
• We’re looking for digital captures of up to 3 of your best works of Manga-styled art. We want single images, not a panel comic.
• Your work should be original and free of logos and trademarks. All characters must be original and created by you and not a drawing of a character created by another artist or company.
• Your work should be in more than one color, in any medium of your choice (ink, paint, digital rendering, etc.).
• Your art should include the following:
A Japanese youth
An American/Alaskan youth
A polar bear
*These represent the international friendship and cultural exchange between Alaskan and Japanese youth and the University of Alaska.
• The art may be used on social media, posters, web pages, pins, brochures and other means to promote the Alaska/Japan international cultural exchange. It may be enlarged or reduced in size to fit one or more of these formats.
• Images must be in .jpg format at 1200x1200 px. Please title your digital images with your first initial and last name. For example: BSmith1.jpg, or Bsmith2.jpg.
You may submit up to 3 designs. Email your designs to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "Manga Contest" in the subject line. Send each of your images in a separate email. In the body of the email include the following information:
Birthdate (Your birthdate is for verification of eligibility)
Daytime and evening telephone numbers,
Email address or addresses.
All contest entries must be submitted by noon Alaska Time on Friday June 5, 2015. Age group and Grand Prize winners will be chosen by a judging committee.
All winning entries become the sole and exclusive property of Alaska 4-H and may be used to promote 4-H through a variety of online, social and printed media and marketing materials.
Odds of being a winner depend on the number of eligible entries. Judges decisions are final. Entries which do not meet the entry qualifications are not eligible for prizes. Alaska 4-H reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual or group it finds to be tampering with the entry process or misrepresenting the truth.
Prizes will be awarded to one "First Place Finisher"in each of the following age-group categories: 12-13, 14-16, 17-18.
An overall Grand Prize will be chosen after careful consideration of each of the First Place Finisher's winning submissions.
Winners will be notified by email to the email address provided in the entry, and may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Media and Information Release within seven (7) days after prize notification. First Place Finisherswill receive a Prize package, "Goodie Bag,"of Manga and other Japanese themed items. The Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Mini. Prizes will be hand-delivered or mailed to the Alaskan mailing address provided in the entry email. If a winner cannot be contacted, a prize is declined, a prize is returned as undeliverable, or an entry is determined to be be non-compliant with contest rules, the prize will be awarded to the next alternate winner and the original winner will not be compensated.
By entering, entrants agree to the use of their art and their names, likenesses, biographical information, and/or statements for purposes of promoting the 4-H Cultural and Global Exchange Programs and Alaska 4-H Program without further compensation. News media may be notified of winning entries.
Although advertising and submission may involve social media and external websites and other means of communication, Alaska 4-H notes that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook or other media.
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